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has in the wars in afghanistan and iraq, managing the thorny pakistan relationship and preparing the united states for a leaner future. we started with afghanistan. with bin laden dead and relations with pakistan fraying. americans, including those who served in afghani, are saying that the mission is unduable the best course is to withdrawal as soon as possible. i asked the chief if the mission is still achievable. >> a critical part of the world. as we focus on this, it has been a focus on both afghanistan and pakistan and the region. as you said, bin laden is dead and had a huge impact on al- qaeda, but it did not eliminate al-qaeda. their leadership still lives there, and they threaten to plot and kill as many americans as they possibly can. we need to continue the press on al-qaeda and defeat them. strategically defeat them. that can only be done there. secondly, we are, with respect to afghanistan, we are working our way through a long-term strategic agreement right now, which, to which afghanistan president hamid karzai has indicated strong support. all of that is tied to
resident from pakistan was in a federal court room this afternoon so a judge could decide whether to keep him locked up. the 62-year-old is in fairfax and he's charged with failing to register as a foreign agent. the federal prosecutors believe he's been on the payroll of pakistan's spy agency for years. as andrea mccarren reports, he allegedly participated in a secret lobbying effort involving millions. >> if you're going to have an outfit in the state that you want to influence political matters, you put it in washington dc. >> reporter: influence peddling is nothing nw in washington, but in this case, the alleged money trail leads to an unusual source. >> it appears the money that is being used here, at least according to the allegations, is coming directly from the pakistani intelligence service. >> reporter: as the head of the council in dc, he made several campaign contributions to democratic and republican members of the house, including virginia congressman jim moran. he also sent checks to then presidential candidate's barack obama and al gore. oddly enough, the men's hair care p
and villages near the base. >>> the obama administration is suspending aid to pakistan's military. the money represents 40% of the $2 billion in u.s. aid to pack pakistan. according to "new york times" it includes money for aid. >> it is difficult but must be made to work over time. until we get through these difficulties we will hold back some of the money that the american taxpayers have committed to give. >> another senior u.s. official said the aid was in response to reduce the number of visas for the u.s. military. >>> leon panetta will do more in pursuing military groups. he arrived in baghdad yesterday and 46,000 troops remain in iraq and scheduled to depart by the end of this year. >>> britain's defunct "news of the world" it's reported may have hacked into 9/11 victims. "news of the world" reporters said they would pay him to get the numbers of 9/11 victims, he declined. the last paper rolled off the presses yesterday, brought down by a growing hacking scandal. rue bert murdoch, the paper's owner, is deep in damage control. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived in london, conspicuousl
aid to pakistan, about one-third of its annual total. this according to administration officials. relations between the two nations have been strained, especially since that u.s. raid that killed osama bin laden only a short distance, i should say, from pakistan's leading military academy. the might of those trying to survive in the horn of africa is far outstripping the ability of anyone to help. the u.n.'s chief refugee official said today the crisis in somalia alone is the worst humanitarian disaster in the world. to give an idea of the scale he was visiting a refugee camp the size of cleveland. tony guidea has more. >> reporter: look into this child's eyes, he knows something you and i will never know how it feels to be desperately hungry. there are many children like him in this hospital in mogadishu, mall nourished children, some close to death, all refugees from the drought and violence destroying somalia. >> if you are a hungry person, somebody once told me, it feels as if there is bleach in your belly, it hurts so much. >> reporter: bettina speaks for the world food prog
accused of being a spy for pakistan. he is accused of getting money from pakistan's spy agency and using it to lobby for the pakistani government inside the united states. fey is the executive director of the kashmiri american foundation. we'll have more information on this story coming up on 9news now beginning at 5:00. >>> it is another black eye for the nation's air-traffic controllers. this time, officials have removed a controller in denver, colorado, who may have been impaired on the job. sandra hughes has more now from los angeles. >> reporter: the controller at denver air route traffic control center was sent home after failing a drug and alcohol test. about midway through his shift on july 5th, the worker was randomly test and removed from duty when results came back positive. he was directing live air traffic at the time. officials at the federal aviation administration have not disclosed what his blood alcohol level was. the legal limit is .04, half the limit for drivers. the denver control center is responsible for conducting traffic over nearly 300,000 square miles in nine
. but federal prosecutors believe he has been on the payroll of pakistan's spy agency for years. as andrea mckaren reports, allegedly participanted in secret lobbying effort. >> if you are going to have an outfit in the state that you want to influence political matters, you put it in washington, d.c. >> in the case of sied, the alleged money trail leads to an unusual source. >> it appears that the money that is being used here, at least according to the allegation is coming directly from a pakistani intelligence service. >> as the head of the american council in d.c., he made several campaign contributions to democratic and republican members of the house. including virginia congressman, jim moran. he also sent checks to then presidential candidates to barack obama and al gore. >> oddly enough, the men's hair care product allegedly played a role in the secret payments to fi. the affidavit revealed a conversation in which he says he received all but 75- milligrams of bril cream. apparent code for $75,000. another time, he asked for two or three pieces of bril cream. believed to signify $
a tough line tonight with pakistan. it suspended $800 million in military aid to that country because of estranged relations between the u.s. and pakistan. today white house chief of staff william daily said the estranged relationship between the two countries, quote, must be made to work overtime. he also said pakistan's political system is still reeling from u.s. raids that found and killed osama bin laden. >>> new support for the made who accused former imf head of rape. a group of community activists in new york are demanding that the d.a. continue prosecuting the case. >> they must continue this case. >> demanding that they continue with this case, give this woman her day in court. >> questions about the accused's credibility were uncovered by investigators working for the d.a.'s office. that led a judge to lift his house arrest order. the activists admit the maid lied about her immigration status and to the irs but that doesn't mean she's lying about the sexual assault they charge. >>> new questions about why a double am but tee war veteran was allowed to ride a roller coaster t
prosecutors believe he has been on the payroll of pakistan spy agency for years and participated in a secret lobbying effort involving millions of dollars. andrea mckaren has been following the case. she here now with more. andrea. >> this 45 page affidavit, which we just posted on our website reads like a spy thriller. he has not been charged, but his case is a story of money, intrigue, and influence pedaling here in washington. >> if you are going to have an outfit in state that you want to influence political matters, you put it in washington, d.c. >> nothing new in washington, but in the case of him, the alleged money trail leads to an unusual source. >> money that is being used here, at least according to the allegation is coming directly from a pakistani intelligence service. >> as the head of the american council in dc. he made several campaign contributions to democratic and republican members of the house, including virginia congressman, jim moran. he also sent checks to then presidential candidates, barack obama and al gore. >> oddly enough, the men's hair care product played
pakistan. >> thank you very much. >> he's got a very weird accent. craig: yeah, you do is a very weird accent. >> ay. craig: say good night, everybody. good night. [cheers and applause] 9 wusa 9 news now. >>> he heat alert, soring temperatures shot past 100 today. will there be a repeat this weekend? >>> also tonight a health alert about the dangers of prescription drugs and what they are doing to our babies. >>> plus, america remains on the brink with the budget crisis holding a nation hostage and now boehner's big move gets rejected. >> this is 9news now. >>> will now a little more than three days left until the united states runs out of money to pay all its bills. >> failing to find that elusive compromise congress has left for the night and parts to resume the partisan warfare tomorrow. gary neurenberg is in the position tonight of reporting developments but no progress. gary? >> reporter: well said, derek. after a week of write and rewrites the house finally passed this evening a bill to cut spending and temporarily raise the debt ceiling. less than two hours later the senate kill
for pakistan. 62-year-old is a u.s. sit gland lives in fairfax, virginia. prosecutors say he worked as an unregistered agent for pakistan's spy agency, trying to influence congress, the white house and the state department toward favoring pro pakistani policy. federal agents arrested him a week ago. >>> 9news now has learned harry thomas met with his legal team on monday and there have been discussions on how thomas should respond to mounting calls for his resignation. kwame brown issued a statement that shopped just short of asking thomas to step down. last week, without admitting wrongdoing, thomas agreed to repay $300,000 that the d.c. attorney general says thomas converted to personal use. those taxpayer and charitable dollars were intended for youth baseball programs. >>> it is time for another "your money" report. >> jessica is back. >> don't sound so upset. >> every time she talks airlines, i wristel a little bit. >> let's say uncle sam says to you you don't have to pay your taxes. you get a pass from the i.r.s. that would be nice. that's exactly what's happening to the airli
of being a spy for pakistan. the suspect is fi. he lives in fairfax and works in the district. the justice department says he took money from pakistan's spy agency and conspired to cover up the true nature of his work. search warrants were executed this morning at both the suspect's home and at his office. >>> now to a scary story out of denver where an air traffic controller is accused of working and talking to the pirates in the air while he was legally drunk. >> and with traffic controllers already under fire for a series of lapses on the job, this one only brings more scrutiny. derek mcginty is here to fill us in on all the details. >> we remember the controller who's fell asleep while they were working the overnight shift, this could be far worse than that. ficials removed a controller in denver who may have been impaired while on the job. after he failed a drug and alcohol test, they sent him home. now it happened midway through his shift on july 5. when this particular worker was selected for a random test and then yanked from duty when the results came back positive. he was direct
and to the eastern border with pakistan where al qaeda still operates. general david petraeus is retiring from the army later this month and will become the new director of the c.i.a. mandy clark spoke with him today in kabul about the way forward in afghanistan. >> reporter: the last days of general david petraeus's command have been marked by two major events: the president's decision to begin withdrawing u.s. forces and days later an audacious attack on one of kabul's most important hotels. general petraeus told us the assault should not be seen as a setback. do you really think that the afghan security forces are ready if they can't protect a major hotel in the cap all? >> i can tell you that our special forces who were sporp not leading and not doing-- for the afghan forces who saw the crisis response unit said that they responded very courageously. in fact, that they took the loss of life with the wounded in action i think underscores that fact. >> reporter: but the training of afghan forces is uneven at best. witnesses at the hotel told us some afghan police ran away from the suicide as
attacks against u.s. troops in achg. two sources tell us that he was killed last month in pakistan by a u.s. drone. one official said to us today, "we know we got him this time." at the white house today, the president said he will begin sending condolence letters to families of troops who commit suicide in a war zone. troops who die in combat have always received this honor. but for generations, suicide victims have not been acknowledged by the president. the white house has been reviewing this policy, but mr. obama took action one week after elaine quijano first reported this story on our broadcast. elaine? >> reporter: well, scott, the president says he made the change to the condolence letter policy to remove the stigma associated with one of the unseen wounds of war, suicide. in a written statement, the president said, "this issue is emotional, painful and complicated. but these americans served our nation bravely, they didn't die because they were weak, and the fact that they didn't get the help they needed must change." the group iraq and afghanistan veterans of america, which has
in afghanistan and pakistan so far. do you see this as the future? >> i hope it is the future. i-- i think this is something we probably should have did right after 9/11. >> reporter: crawford believes that small groups of u.s. soldiers like him will still be living with the afghan people long after the combat troops have pulled out. mandy clark, cbs news, kandahar. >> schieffer: norway's intelligence chief said today the man who's confessed to massacring 76 people last week acted alone, and tonight, we're getting our first view of the explosion in oslo. surveillance video from an electronics store shows the force of the blast. a new study may answer the question do cell phones put young people at risk of getting cancer? a cold case murder may be solved 53 years later. and presidents, generals, and privates have all been treated there. walter reed's proud history when the cbs evening news continues. dad, why are you getting that? is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. [ male announcer ] inside every box of cheerios are those great-tasting little o's made from carefully
different times to both iraq and pakistan in three and a half years. while on those missions she says she experienced unrelenting combat-related stress. coming under frequent mortar attacks. when she came home she just wasn't the same. >> everything scared me. every little noise. >> reporter: she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and medically discharged her without the medical benefits she was entitled to. >> they were told they are no longer fit to serve their military careers. >> the law has always been they should get benefits. we noticed a few years ago. and it is going back at least to 9/11 they have been discharged without these benefits. >> reporter: so attorneys filed a class action lawsuit in 2008 and the u.s. military said review boards would sort through the cases. but that process was taking years say the lawyers while veterans with p.t.s.d. continue to struggle. >> between 3 to 8 years these veterans have been going without military health care benefits for them and their family. >> reporter: today's settlement radically changes things for many including amy
to the international space station when it takes off. >> at least seven people have been killed today in pakistan raising the death toll in this week's violence to 60. the clashes have been blamed on a bitter rivalry between two pit of political parties. one who represents people who migrated from india. the other mostly people moving to karachi in search of jobs. >>> one man's will to live carried him through a 22-hour ordeal. last thursday, justin hipel wrecked his brother's motorcycle. he landed in some woods at the intersection of dumfries and bristow roads. his back was broken along with most of his ribs and nobody could see him because he landed in a ditch. he was unable to reach his cell phone to call for help. after 22 hours of trying to reach the phone, he finally gets ahold of 911 and calls. he eventually airlifted to a fairfax hospital where he'll be there for more than ten days. >> police spent part of the night investigating a deadly crash on the parkway. four people were in the car that crashed on the roadway in the northbound lanes near route 197 and some had to be airlifted to the
though. >>> a man accused of spying for pakistan has been released on a $100,000 bond. a federal judge in alexandria placed seed fai under home detention with home monitoring. it outlines a conversation where he talks about how much cream he still needs to receive. espionage experts believe that's what's called an open code to name the amount of money needed. fai head of the american council in d. c. and that capacity he made donations to capitol hill lawmakers including jim moran. >>> congressman david woo is now bowing to calls for his resignation. according to his hometown newspaper a young woman says the oregon democrat forced himself on her back in november. but she never pressed charges. newspaper says woo told staff members the sexual encounter was consensual. >>> the latest your money report of the morning. >> that's what everybody is talking about is the debt ceiling and even wall street. >> that's right i mean this is the only game in right now. all bets -- town right now. all bets are off until this debt ceiling debate is resolved and yet again, investors hyperfocussed on ca
it happened in pakistan before osama bin laden was killed. the cia set up a fake vaccination program in the town where it thought bin laden was hiding. the idea was to secure a dna sample from bin laden, or a family member. no dna was obtained. reportedly but the pakistani doctor who ran that program has now been arrested. >>> as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 gets closer, public interest in the world trade center site is now surging. tickets for the site's new memorial were made available on monday and the online researchation system nearly crashed because of all the traffic. sean hennessy of our new york station ccbs-tv has more. >> reporter: ever since the 9/11 terror attacks the world trade center site has stood apart. a seemingly perpetual construction site. off limits and unwelcoming to the public. but that will all change this september when people will finally be allowed on the now hallowed ground where the towers once stood. after ten years, finally, a fitting memorial to the 2,983 victims of the attack, including those who died at the pentagon, aboard united flight 93, and t
of millions of dollars in aid to pakistan. unless that nations pursues militant groups more aggressively. on his first visit to afghanistan as secretary of defense leon panetta said yesterday that the defeat of al qaeda is within reach. panetta says eliminating as few as ten of the terrorists' top figures could cripple its ability to strike. citizens of the world's newest nation, the republic of south sudan celebrated their independence yesterday. the u.s. delegation to the festivities included former secretary of state colin powell who helped broker the end of sudan's civil war in 2005. the search for seven missing americans goes on this morning off the coast of baja california. they were on a boat that capsized last week in the sea of cortez. the mexican navy says the men may be on one of the area's barrier islands. in sports, the wait is over. more than 50,000 fans in new york's yankee stadium enjoyed an "i was there" moment yesterday when derek jeter stroked his,000th career hit. >> announcer: deep to left field. >> osgood: a home run over the left field wall. jeter is the 28th playe
and pakistan, both nuclear nations, longtime rivals. those talks just resumed in recent months. >>> u.s. officials have now acknowledged they met with members of moammar gadhafi's regime. the meeting took place last saturday. the u.s. has not said where it happened. but three senior u.s. diplomats were involved, and they say they delivered a clear and firm message, gadhafi must step down. >>> another giant dust storm in arizona. take a look. a wall of dust, again, rolled through phoenix yesterday, about 3,000 feet high. it cut visibility to under a quarter of a mile. some airline flights were delayed. a similar storm hit phoenix just two weeks ago, july 5th. >>> and the u.s. women's soccer team is back home this morning. thousands of fans greeted them as they rolled in to times square. they lost in a heartbreaker, as you know, to japan on sunday. a game that helped set a global twitter record of over 7,000 tweets a second. including marysol castro's. >> yes. >> who joins us now with weather. mary, good morning. >> i can't help it. the yankees or really good sporting events. kudos to b
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